HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 15 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2015 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.
"These awards represent some of our best citizen-led efforts in environmental stewardship," Wolf said. "Their leadership is bound to make a positive impact on the communities they serve."
Any Pennsylvania business, school, government agency, trade organization, non-profit organization, or agribusiness that has completed projects to promote environmental stewardship and economic development was eligible to apply for the award. The winners were selected by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
"We received numerous entries from worthy projects across the state," Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley said. "The innovations shown by this year's winners represent Pennsylvanians' commitment to protecting our environment."
The winning projects include a recycling drive, a statewide litter cleanup, a watershed enhancement initiative, a cleanup of an industrial site, and much more.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will host a dinner to honor the award winners April 28 at the Hilton in downtown Harrisburg.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The winning projects are listed below, by project location:
- Adams County Chapter 323 Trout Unlimited – Conococheague Creek Trout Habitat Enhancement Project
- Sustainable Pittsburgh – Sustainable Pittsburgh's Performance Programs: Raising the Bar for Businesses, Government, and Nonprofits
- Yardley Borough Environmental Advisory Commission – Yardley Borough Recycling Day 2014
- Exelon Generation – Kennett Square Environmental Council Stewardship and Outreach
- Headwaters Resource Conservation & Development Council – The Sinnemahoning Stakeholder Committee: A Restoration, Education, and Financial Stewardship Commitment
- Phoenix Contact Services, Inc. – Combined Cooling Heating and Power
- The Vanguard Group, Inc. – Vanguard's Commuter Reduction Program
- Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force – Developing the Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Response Strategy for Recreational Waters
- Pennsylvania Sea Grant – Great Lakes - Great Stewards
- Regional Science Consortium – The Pennsylvania Lake Erie Nearshore Buoy
- PECO – Norristown Manufactured Glass Plant Site Remediation
- Philadelphia Water Department – Delaware Valley Early Warning System, Tital Spill Trajectory Tool
- Schuylkill County Municipal Authority – Deer Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sanitary Upgrades
- Conemaugh Valley Conservancy, Inc. – Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team
- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful – Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor